Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sourinji-Temple (宗隣寺)

Oh, I think I am posting series of  temples close to my house. Haha, I hope you are not tired of these pictures. My friend took me a quick  photo taking on Monday.
This temple is about 340 years old and have one of the oldest beautiful garden in our prefecture called "ryushin-tei 龍心庭(dragon heart garden)” 


When we walk up, a group of people were doing "zazen practice".  We had to lower our voice. (haha, my voice is really loud due to my bad ears) 






























These pictures are from PC-site and the angle are different from my bad pictures up there. My pictuers are from the corridor. The pond is made shape like "heart 心” in Chinese character.  (so sorry, my collage of this one didn't get shrink)




We were surprised to be welcomed by some cherry bloosom blooming out of the season along the approach.  We call it "狂い咲き、crazy blooming". Maybe due to the temperature, they must have thought spring has come. 

Linking this post to Green Day hosted by Fiona at Raindrops and Daisies 
I hope you all are going to have a wonderful weekend.





















30 comments:

Shelly said...

Your lovely pictures and posts make me long to visit Japan someday, my dear friend Miyako! You are a very good ambassador for your country~

TexWisGirl said...

oh, the cherry blossom is a nice surprise! and, no, i'll never tire of you sharing the beautiful temples and gardens. :)

Huzhar said...

Those are beautiful pictures.. I love the temple surrounding, look so serene, and the colors of the tree leaves are wonderful.. great post my friend..

Barbara F. said...

Lovely pictures, Miyako. A day out and about with a friend and taking pictures of beautiful things is just the best kind of day. xo

thisisme said...

Hi dear Miyako. We would never tire of your beautiful photos my friend. What stunning autumn colours. I cant believe the cherry blossom on tbe tree in November. Take care xx

Claudia Moser said...

The garden is amazing, the colours, the setting, wow!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako san,
Indeed those temples are always worthwhile to visit. Such old culture with meticulous gardens. The cherry blossoms are so unreal and will be in for a surprise when the cold spell sets in.
Hugs to you dear Japanese friend,
Mariette

Joyful said...

It is a very beautiful garden. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Tired no way they are awesome pictutes and this friend loves seeing them maybe one day I will be able to see such temples in person but I will not hold my breath......

Tamago said...

Such a beautiful temple!! It's neat the pond is shaped in kokoro character.
I'd like to try zazen some day.
It must be very warm there. Sakura sure has got confused :-) it's strange but fun to see autumn color and Sakura blooming at the same time!

Linda Primmer said...

Hello Mikayo , your pictures are lovely and I would never tire of them. The temple is gorgeous. The weather looks lovely. I could look at these gardens all day. Miss you my dear friend. hugs, Linda

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful temple and gardens! I love your post! Keep these lovely photos coming. Have a lovely day! Hugs, Eileen

Ayu Maselli said...

Dearest Miyako,

wow, 340 y/o??? amazing, the Japanese autumn garden so marvelous.I like the Japanese atmosphere, from garden to sushi, from house to kimono, from hiragana to katakana haha;)

love to you sweat heart!
sorry for 2 days I didn't online at all.

doodles n daydreams said...
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doodles n daydreams said...

Dear Miyako,
I'm so sorry I haven't replied before this. I had to go searching and finally found the calendar in the deleted items. My good husband had deleted it because he didn't recognise your name. I'm sorry to have been so lax.
So thank you very much, it is lovely. It will be unique to the three of us who were lucky enough to win the draw.

blessings,
Diana

doodles n daydreams said...

Oh, and your temple garden photo's are lovely, the colours so nice...and a rogue cherry blossom to top it all off.

Diana

Farida said...

The temple looks beautiful with the trees surrounding them! Despite their antiquated facade, they look marvelous! Take care Ms Miyako :)

Maria Luiza said...

Fotos espetaculares dos templos! Gosto muito! Beijos!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Dear Miyako,
It's always lovely to see these beautiful temples, especially with all the lovely weather you've been having! I'm jealous of both, the weather here is awful!

Ailime said...

Amiga, mas isso aí é o paraíso. Os templos, toda a paisagem envolvente é demasiado encantadora. Obrigada. Bom fim-de-semana. Abraço. Ailime (Portugal)

lenalima said...

Templos ...sempre transmitem paz!

aqui na minha região temos um também mto bonito!
bj

✿ chica said...

Tudo muito lino,Orchidea!! Gosto de passar aqui! beijos,chica

Bia Hain said...

Arquitetura fantástica e belíssimas árvores em sua casa! Lindo! Um abraço!

Feliz Green Day!
O mirante da imagem

Lucinha said...

Miyako,

Eu nunca vou me cansar de ver fotos dos templos e de tudo que vocês nos mostra. Suas fotos são fantásticas. Tudo lindo no Japão.
Esse pequeno lago com o céu refletido nele é a coisa mais linda de se ver.
Um lindo e abençoado final de semana. Beijos

Kulengkleng said...

Japan is one of my dream destination. I hope I can visit it someday. I like to walk under de blossoming cherry trees! Have a very nice Sunday, my friend in Japan! :-)

Carole said...

Miyako, very beautiful pictures and the temple is very inviting. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos and I hope you and your friend had a pleasant day.

Magia da Inês said...

♡¸.•°
Olá, amiga!
A beleza dessas paisagens, dessa vegetação e dessa flora já é um louvor à natureza.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil

✿ °•.¸♡¸.•°✿

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Miyako, the temples and trees are just beautiful. What a fun surprise of the Cherry tree blossoms.
I have been gone for several days and just checked all my emails. I did not receive one with the calendar. The email that is on my blog is the correct one so please try again.
Thanks, Barb

maddyrose said...

Dear little sister,
These a such beautiful photos how could anyone not want to see more? What gorgeous colors in the trees and with the blue sky, these pictures are wonderful. I would love to walk through this temple garden. Have a wonderful day dearest Miyako. Love always from your bs

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

The photos you have shared are really beautiful.
Love the beautiful gardens, the cherry blossom and gardens and the magnificent old temple must be really lovely to visit. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a happy week

hugs
Carolyn